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NEW YORK CITY: 84% Of Residents Say They Wouldn’t Object To A Gay Mayor

The results of that Quinnipiac survey I took a few days ago are back and reveal that 84% of NYC residents don’t care if the next mayor happens to be gay. Voters don’t care that mayoral hopeful and City Council Speaker Christine Quinn is a gay woman — and they’d rather vote for a Muslim or a Mormon than a ...

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Nanny Bloomberg Goes After Soda

Add soft drinks to the lengthening list of products on Bloomberg’s hit list. The above poster is now plastered all over the subway system. Mayor Bloomberg defended the graphic posters. “What do you want to do? Do you want to have people lose their legs?” Bloomberg said Tuesday. “Or do you want to show them what happens so that they ...

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NYC Goes After Soda Drinkers

New York City’s always controversial Department of Public Health has added soft drinks to their library of attack ads. Previous gruesome ads about the dangers of smoking and HIV have caused some activists to loudly object that “scare tactics” turn people off to the underlying necessary message. At least this one doesn’t show amputated fingers or anal cancer.

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Banned In San Francisco

San Francisco has banned the sale of Happy Meals, or more specifically, banned the giving away of toys in meals which get more than 35% of their calories from fat. McDonald’s says they are “disappointed” with the city’s decision. Today Buzzfeed list provides a top ten list of things banned in San Francisco, such as plastic bags, smoking, Happy Meals, ...

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New York Tries To Ban Salt

A bill sponsored by New York Assemblyman Felix Ortiz (D-Brooklyn) would prohibit “the use of salt by restaurants in the preparation of food by restaurants.” The penalty for salting food would be $1000, but as the linked story wryly notes, the bill doesn’t stipulate if that’s $1000 per pinch or per grain. Read the complete dumbass legislation here.

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Drinking Fat

Mayor Bloomberg’s office is getting local heat and national press for the below television campaign to convince New Yorkers to drink less soda. It’s really really disgusting. You have been warned.

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Shocking Report Shows That Buttery Food And Soda Is Fattening

According to the Center for Science in the Nanny State, everybody should stop eating movie popcorn immediately. CBS reports on a study by the Center for Science and Public Interest that analyzed nutritional makeup of movie popcorn; the results are eye-opening. Consuming a medium size popcorn and soda is the equivalent of eating three Quarter Pounders from McDonald’s, along with ...

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France: Let’s Put Health Warnings On Airbrushed Models

A coalition of 50 prominent French politicians wants to require that advertisers place “bold notices” on airbrushed images of models. The pols say that women need to know when the photos have been digitally altered and that trying to become one of those skinny bitches can be bad for your health. Campaigning MP Valerie Boyer, of President Nicolas Sarkozy’s UMP ...

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Today In Frivolous Lawsuits

A man has filed suit against Denny’s because he shocked, SHOCKED, that the Meat Lover’s Scramble (which features two eggs with chopped bacon, diced ham, crumbled sausage, Cheddar cheese, plus two bacon strips, two sausage links, hash browns, and two pancakes) has 5,690 milligrams of sodium. Nick Benedetto, 48, says he has eaten at Denny’s for years and now has ...

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The City And County Of San Fran-Nanny

San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom wants to place a municipal tax on soda because it causes obesity and strains the public health system. Newsom is asking his staff to draft a law that would tax large grocery stores for stocking Coke, Pepsi and other drinks sweetened with high fructose corn syrup. A spokesman for the mayor says the details are ...

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Trans Fat Ban Takes Toll (Cookies)

NYC bakers, forced to stop using butter due to the city’s ban on trans fats, now use delicious palm oil and margarine in cookies and muffins. Mmm, mmm. Palm oil. Now that’s how you make a cookie. Everybody happy now? CORRECTION: Only some of the bakers are avoiding butter, in order to satisfy commercial customers such as Starbucks who want ...

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